Medexter Healthcare develops and markets knowledge-based systems for clinical decision support. The aim of these high-tech software solutions is to promote quality assurance and patient safety in diagnosis, therapy, prognosis, and patient management.
Given the growing complexity of medical data and processes, these systems have become indispensable. They save the effort of performing repetitive and laborious work steps, thus allowing physicians and medical personnel to devote more time and attention to patient care. The purposes of our innovative software solutions are three-fold: a) to safeguard medical quality and improve patient care; b) to allow comprehensive quality management that takes into account medical workflows and administrative conditions; and c) to achieve efficient and cost-effective utilization of the available resources.
May 15, 2012—A fuzzified version of the Arden Syntax, called Fuzzy Arden Syntax, offering the inclusion of clinical concepts with unsharp boundaries into clinical decision support systems—as is intuitively done in many areas of medicine—was discussed, agreed upon, and positively balloted at the Health Level Seven (HL7) International Working Group Meeting in Vancouver/Canada which took place from 13 to 18 May 2012. The proposal for this augmentation was prepared by members of Medexter Healthcare; it was well-received and supported by the Arden Syntax working group of HL7 International. This extended definition of Arden Syntax will become Arden Syntax Version 2.9 in due time.
May 13, 2012—In the May 2012 issue of the Health Level Seven (HL7) International Newsletter, a report on "Electronic Surveillance of Healthcare-Associated Infections Using HL7's Arden Syntax" was included. It is authored by Professor Klaus-Peter Adlassnig, Medexter's CEO and Scientific Head. The report contains a description of how HL7's Arden Syntax standard is applied in Moni, a computer system for the early detection, monitoring, and reporting of ICU-acquired infections which is in routine operation at the Vienna General Hospital in Austria.
May 11, 2012—At the eHealth 2012 conference that took place in Vienna/Austria from 10 to 11 May 2012, the Medical University of Vienna's medical student Philipp Meng together with members of Medexter Healthcare received the this year's Master Thesis Award of this conference for his presentation on "QRE: A prototype for localized up-to-date antibiotic resistance information". This collaborative project between the Section for Medical Expert and Knowledge-Based Systems, Center for Medical Statistics, Informatics, and Intelligent Systems, Medical University of Vienna and Medexter Healthcare is aimed at providing current antimicrobial resistance information, with proper validity for a certain region, to physicians in hospitals, outpatient departments, and private practices. This information transfer will be based on smart phone technology with a central server as back end.